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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:50 am    Post subject: raised beds on concrete? Reply with quote

Hi,
I have an area of concrete in my garden that i was thinking of digging up and using to grow mainly fruit bushes. I have had a few quotes to do the job but nothing that i can afford, so I was thinking of maybe building some raised beds on it instead.
Would this work? or is it a bad idea to build them on top of concrete, I want them long term, so if they would only last a year or two, i'll have to reconsider digging up the concrete.

Would the bushes get enough nutrients from a raised bed?

Thanks for your help
Loostep.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if it a long term thing, I would take up the concrete, otherwise they are going to dry out much quicker, and unless they are very deep, the plants wont be happy.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I thought that really, thanks for your reply.
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